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Jan 21, 2007 01:25 AM

Quick answer needed- dinner with my senior parents TONIGHT!

Dining with my parents can be such a hassle. Their ideas and ours of what to eat are pretty different. Mom has decreed that she must eat beef tonight (dad prefers chicken or fish). Where can we go in the Valley or westside without a reservation tonight? I called the Smoke House but they are unavailable before 8 pm. It could work, any other ideas?

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  1. bistro provence at 345 n pass ave
    tam o shanter on los feliz blvd
    mc cormicks and schmicks on olive
    gyu-kaku (many locations including beverly hills, sherman oaks, pasadena)
    table 8 on melrose just reopened
    max's on ventura blvd
    cafe bizou

    1. We have just had two really nice meals at the newish Daily Grill in Santa Monica in the Yahoo Complex at 2501 Colorado, (at the NW corner of Colorado and 26th). They have comfy booths and tables, a full bar and lots of beef, fish, chicken and even their special lobster and filet mignon pot pies right now.

      1. Valley Inn
        4557 Sherman Oaks Ave
        Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
        (818) 784-1163

        Old School but yummy!

        1. Delmonico's in the city or valley
          Is Ruth Chris too pricy?
          Of course there are places like Pane Vino, Lucques, Jar in city

          1. Well I also tried Monty's but we ended up very close to home at the Valley Inn. Ya know, it pretty good in all. Mom and I shared the prime rib, DH had the seafood risotto with scallops (not great) and Dad had the sand dabs. Seervice was very accomodating and gracious. The soups were good, salad wasn't and the cheesecake was good. They also made a great Cosmo!
            We love Max, but on a Sat night the ambient noise is just too much for the parents. Driving over the hill is okay, but not down 3rd or Melrose. DH works until 6:30 in Culver City, so I hate making him drive back or too far into town.

            I had an awful meal at Delmonico's a few years ago and won't go back.